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August 29, 2011

Comptroller rejects SED's no-bid contract for student database

Source: NYSUT Newswire

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has nixed the State Education Department's $27 million no-bid contract with Wireless Generation, a company owned by Rupert Murdoch and News Corp, after NYSUT/UFT leaders raised security concerns. The union said teachers and educators were questioning the wisdom of allowing a company owned by News Corp., already embroiled in international scandal involving alleged phone-hacking and illegal news gathering, to have access to the personal data of students from across New York.  

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